Socio-economic and demographic determinants of HIV status among HIV infected older adults (50-64 years) in Botswana: evidence from 2013 Botswana AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS IV).

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School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa


A stratified two-stage probability sample design was used in selecting a total of 459 Enumeration areas and 8,275 households drawn systematically for the study with the aim to describe the characteristics of the HIV infected older adults in Botswana and determine how the HIV status of the older adults is influenced by their socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. Household and the individual questionnaires developed using the opinions of professionals, users of statistics, as well as experiences from the pre-test formed the instrument for the study. The results revealed that 23.2% of the older adults 50-64 years (25.5%, males and 21.5%, females) were HIV positive. An overwhelming majority of the males (88.7%) and females (83.3%) had either no education or primary education. About half of the males (50.9%) and 19% of the females were married while the majority of the females (43.9%) were never married. All the socioeconomic and demographic variables significantly (p


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

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Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research